Bluegrass musician James Monroe, a veteran entertainer based in Nashville, plans to open a 700-seat music hall RV campground in Franklin, Kentucky. It is scheduled to be in working operation by April of 2018. The site is two miles north of the Tennessee state line, about a 40-minute drive from Nashville.
The Midnight Ramblers, Monroe’s own bluegrass band, will perform weekly in conjunction with the music hall’s house band. Monroe also plans to have various Nashville stars appear as monthly headliners. A show to benefit children’s charities is already planned to take place at Christmas time.
Monroe said the inspiration for what he plans to do in Franklin is the Bean Blossom Music Festival, the annual bluegrass festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana, started by his father Bill Monroe in the late 1960s. The annual event is the second oldest bluegrass music festival in the United States.